Application Requirements 

Your academic background, clinical experience, and leadership ability are crucial components to be considered for admission to Nursing@Georgetown. Learn about the requirements for each program below.

Master of Science Degree in Nursing Requirements
BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice Requirements
Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Requirements
Post-Graduate Certificate Program Requirements

Note: Applicants for all graduate nursing programs must possess the abilities and skills deemed essential to care for patients. View a list of Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies’ technical standards for admissions and graduation.

Master of Science Degree in Nursing Requirements

To be eligible to apply for the online Master of Science degree in Nursing (MS in Nursing) program, you must: 

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or CNL/entry-level MSN from a CCNE- or ACEN-accredited program
  • Hold a current U.S. registered nurse (RN) license
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 3.0 science GPA
  • Have successfully completed a college level three-credit course in statistics with a grade of C or better
  • AG-ACNP Applicants Please Note: AG-ACNP requires at least one year of full-time experience in an intensive care unit, emergency department, telemetry unit, or progressive care unit.

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Master of Science Degree in Nursing Application Items 

As part of the MS in Nursing application process, you will be asked to provide or participate in the following: 

  • Professional resume or curriculum vitae indicating higher education institutions attended and dates of attendance, work and clinical experience (with dates), and other activities.
  • Sealed official academic transcripts from all postsecondary institutions you have attended, including any community college coursework. See the academic requirements page for more detailed information.
  • A one- to two-page personal statement that addresses your intellectual interests, relevant clinical experiences, and reasons for pursuing the specific nursing specialty to which you are applying.
  • A live recorded interview. This interview is recorded via web camera in our online classroom, the same web platform used to host classes. During the interview, you will be provided a series of prompts that help Georgetown University understand how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for an advanced practice role. You will contact an Admissions Counselor to schedule your interview.
  • Three letters of recommendation from:
    • A clinical supervisor or nurse manager (who directly supervised you in a clinical setting)
    • A professor, faculty member, or academic advisor (who can provide meaningful input regarding your academic record)
    • A practicing advanced practice nurse (APRN) who has served as a mentor or whom you have shadowed (preferably in the APRN specialty to which you are applying)
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if your native language is not English.

The General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required; however, to determine if the GRE will strengthen your application, contact an Admissions Counselor at 1-877-910-HOYA (4692).

Learn more about the program or start your application today for Nursing@Georgetown’s MS in Nursing degree program.

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BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice Requirements 

To be eligible to apply for the online BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or CNL/entry-level MSN from a CCNE- or ACEN-accredited program
  • Hold a current U.S. registered nurse (RN) license
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 3.0 science GPA
  • Have successfully completed a college level three-credit course in statistics within the last five years with a grade of C or better
  • Have one year of full-time registered nursing experience
  • AG-ACNP Applicants Please Note: AG-ACNP requires at least one year of full-time experience in an intensive care unit, emergency department, telemetry unit, or progressive care unit.

BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice Application Items

As part of the BSN to DNP Program application process, you will be asked to provide or participate in the following:

  • Professional resume or curriculum vitae indicating higher education institutions attended and dates of attendance, work and clinical experience (with dates), and other activities.
  • Sealed official academic transcripts from all postsecondary and graduate institutions you have attended, including any community college coursework.
  • A one- to two-page personal statement that addresses your intellectual interests, relevant clinical experiences, and reasons for pursuing the specific nursing specialty to which you are applying. Your statement should speak to:
    • Your understanding of the advanced practice role
    • How pursuing a doctoral degree will support your career aspirations
    • The mission and values of the University
    • How Nursing@Georgetown’s BSN to DNP Program aligns with your personal goals
  • A live recorded interview. This interview is recorded via web camera in our online classroom, the same web platform used to host classes. During the interview, you will be provided a series of prompts that help Georgetown University understand how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for an advanced practice role. You will contact an Admissions Counselor to schedule your interview.
  • Three letters of recommendation from:
    • A current nursing supervisor
    • A recent, former faculty member or someone who can speak to your ability to compete in an academically rigorous doctoral program
    • An advanced practice nurse with doctoral training, preferably in the APRN specialty to which you are applying
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if your native language is not English.

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Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Requirements

To be eligible to apply for the online Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Hold the following degrees:
    1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, or a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and entry-level MSN from a CCNE- or ACEN-accredited program
    2. Master’s degree, post-graduate certificate, or doctoral degree, with APRN specialty or employed in an advanced nursing role
  • Hold a current U.S. registered nurse (RN) license
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Have successfully completed a college-level, three-credit course in statistics with a grade of C or better

Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Application Items

As part of the Post-Master’s DNP application process, you will be asked to provide or participate in the following: 

  • Professional resume or curriculum vitae indicating higher education institutions attended and dates of attendance, work and clinical experience (with dates), and other activities.
  • Sealed official academic transcripts from all postsecondary and graduate institutions you have attended, including any community college coursework.
  • A one- to two-page personal statement that addresses your intellectual interests and reasons for pursuing the DNP degree. Your statement should speak to your short- and long-term goals after completion of the DNP program as well as your research interest.
  • A live recorded interview. This interview is recorded via web camera in our online classroom, the same web platform used to host classes. During the interview, you will be provided a series of prompts that help Georgetown University understand how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for an advanced practice role. You will contact an Admissions Counselor to schedule your interview.
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from a current supervisor and one from someone who can speak to your ability to complete an academically rigorous doctoral program (such as a recent professor or faculty member).
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if your native language is not English. 

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Post-Graduate Certificate Program Requirements

The online Post-Graduate Certificate program is designed for post-master’s and post-doctoral nursing professionals. To be eligible to apply for the certificate program, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Hold the following degrees:
    1. A bachelor's degree
    2. A graduate-level nursing degree (CNL/entry-level MSN or APRN from a CCNE- or ACEN-accredited program, or DNAP, DNP or PhD)
  • Hold a current U.S. registered nurse (RN) license
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 3.0 science GPA
  • Have successfully completed a college level three-credit course in statistics with a grade of C or better
  • AG-ACNP Applicants Please Note: AG-ACNP requires at least one year of full-time experience in an intensive care unit, emergency department, telemetry unit, or progressive care unit.

Note: The start date selected on the application is contingent upon a thorough faculty review of previously completed degree coursework. Nursing@Georgetown faculty will provide an individualized plan of study for each student. The applicant's start date may be shifted to a later term than the term selected in the application based on the individualized plan of study and availability of clinical placement.

Post-Graduate Certificate Program Application Items

As part of the Post-Graduate Certificate program application process, you will be asked to provide or participate in the following:

  • Professional resume or curriculum vitae indicating higher education institutions attended and dates of attendance, work and clinical experience (with dates), and other activities.
  • Sealed official academic transcripts from all postsecondary institutions you have attended, including any community college coursework. View a list of Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies’ technical standards for admissions and graduation.
  • A one- to two-page personal statement that addresses your intellectual interests, relevant clinical experiences, and reasons for pursuing the specific nursing specialty to which you are applying.
  • A live recorded interview. This interview is recorded via web camera in our online classroom, the same web platform used to host classes. During the interview, you will be provided a series of prompts that help Georgetown University understand how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for an advanced practice role. You will contact an Admissions Counselor to schedule your interview.
  • Three letters of recommendation from:
    • A clinical supervisor or nurse manager (who directly supervised you in a clinical setting)
    • A professor, faculty member, or academic advisor (who can provide meaningful input regarding your academic record)
    • A practicing Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) who has served as a mentor or whom you have shadowed (preferably in the APRN specialty to which you are applying)
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if your native language is not English.
  • The General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required; however, to determine if the GRE will strengthen your application, contact an Admissions Counselor at 1-877-910-HOYA (4692).

Learn more about the program or start your application today.

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Transcripts

Mail all official transcripts and other official application materials to the following address: 

Georgetown University
Application Processing Center
Nursing@Georgetown
PO Box 30096 008-001
College Station, TX 77842

Please note: To be considered an official transcript, the transcript must be sent directly from your institution(s) or through an electronic transcript vendor retained by that institution. Transcripts submitted by enrolled or prospective students are considered unofficial documents, even if they are in a sealed envelope provided to you by the issuing university.

If you studied outside the United States, you must have completed the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree for the MS in Nursing and DNP programs or the equivalent of a U.S. master’s degree for the Post-Graduate Certificate program. All coursework from non-U.S. institutions must be evaluated by World Education Services.

1 If you have questions about your eligibility to apply, please contact our admissions team at Phone Number: 1-877-910-4692 or by email at onlinenursingadmissions@georgetown.eduReturn to footnote reference
2 To be eligible for admission, non-practicing APRNs must demonstrate competence in advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and advanced health assessment by successfully completing an Advanced Health Assessment on-campus intensive. Return to footnote reference